Alyson Clements, NJJN’s state strategist, provides strategic and technical support to member states. Ms. Clements joins NJJN from West Virginia where she worked to advance social justice issues.
Ms. Clements started advocating for juvenile justice reform as an intern in Philadelphia, helping implement Casey’s Crossover Youth Practice Model. After, Ms. Clements became the public policy manager for the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia working on a range of civil liberties issues, including broad-based reforms of the state’s justice system.
Most recently, Ms. Clements served as Outreach Coordinator for the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy, improving policies that impact low-to middle-income families’ economic security. While Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Clements helped to build a statewide coalition to end child poverty and passed legislation to increase the minimum wage.
Ms. Clements received a B.S.W. from New Mexico State University and a MSW from University of Pennsylvania’s School for Social Policy and Practice.